It Could Happen
Published by: Dreamspinner Press
Publication date: June 5th 2017
Genres: LGBTQ+, New Adult, Romance
Three misfits, mismatched in every way—Henry Perkins, Brody Decker, and Danny Denisco—have been friends throughout high school. Now in their senior year, the boys realize their relationship is changing, that they’re falling in love. But they face opposition at every turn—from outside and from within themselves. Moving to the next level will take all the courage, understanding, and commitment they can muster. But it could happen.
Henry is a star athlete and the son of religious parents who have little concern for the future he wants. Brody is a quirky dreamer and adrenaline junkie, and Danny is an emo artist and the target of bullies. Despite their differences they’ve always had each other’s backs, and with each of them facing a new and unique set of challenges, that support is more important than ever. Is it worth risking the friendship they all depend on for the physical and romantic relationship they all desire?
In this unconventional new adult romance, three gay teens brave societal backlash—as well as the chance that they might lose their treasured friendship—to embark on a committed polyamorous relationship.
Let’s be honest….this is an angsty book written about 3 teenaged boys coming of age in a world where there is some acceptance and some not. You have parents who are laid back, parent’s who are religious, and a mom who could just care less. You have three boys who love each other as friends, but can they love each other as more?
You have one boy who is out, one boy who is not, and one boy who is straight. They are best friends, and one day, one of them decides he wants more-only, he’s the one who is not out. How can you have more when you won’t acknowledge what you have in public?
There were times in this book that I honestly didn’t know how to take the character’s but I had to remind myself that they are just kids, so, I had to acknowledge that they are not the most mature individuals.
My favorite character was Brody-while being the straight one, he was the most protective of what these boys were working towards, and I loved his personalty and loyalty and protection of Danny. His parent’s were welcoming to whatever their son wanted to do, and had no judgements. Henry had a harder time since his parents refused to accept him if he was anything other than a god fearing man. And Danny, the emo artist who just wants to be loved, often times and the sake of his own heart.
All in all, it was a decent YA, MMM novel. I have it 3.5 stars.
Mia Kerick is the mother of four exceptional children—all named after saints—and five nonpedigreed cats—all named after the next best thing to saints, Boston Red Sox players. Her husband of twenty years has been told by many that he has the patience of Job, but don’t ask Mia about that, as it is a sensitive subject.
Mia focuses her stories on the emotional growth of troubled young men and their relationships, and she believes that sex has a place in a love story, but not until it is firmly established as a love story. As a teen, Mia filled spiral-bound notebooks with romantic tales of tortured heroes (most of whom happened to strongly resemble lead vocalists of 1980s big-hair bands) and stuffed them under her mattress for safekeeping. She is thankful to Dreamspinner Press for providing her with an alternate place to stash her stories.
Mia is proud of her involvement with the Human Rights Campaign and cheers for each and every victory made in the name of marital equality. Her only major regret: never having taken typing or computer class in school, destining her to a life consumed with two-fingered pecking and constant prayer to the Gods of Technology.